Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Nonleptonic charmless B_c decays and their search at LHCb

Jul 18, 2009, 10:05 AM
Large Lecture - Hall A (Kraków, Poland)

Large Lecture - Hall A

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Flavour Physics II. Flavour Physics


Dr Sébastien Descotes-Genon (LPT Orsay (CNRS/Univ. Paris Sud 11))


We discuss the decay of B_c mesons into two light (pseudoscalar and vector) mesons. All these decay channels come from a single type of diagram, namely tree annihilation which allows us to derive simple relations among these processes. The size of annihilation contributions is an important issue in B physics, and we provide two different estimates in the case of non-leptonic charmless B_c decays, either a comparison with annihilation decays of heavy-light mesons or a perturbative model inspired by QCD factorisation. We finally discuss a possible search for these channels at LHCb.

Primary author

Dr Sébastien Descotes-Genon (LPT Orsay (CNRS/Univ. Paris Sud 11))


Dr Emi Kou (LAL Orsay (CNRS/IN2P3/Univ. Paris Sud 11)) Dr Jibo He (LAL Orsay (CNRS/IN2P3/Univ. Paris Sud 11)) Dr Patrik Robbe (LAL Orsay (CNRS/IN2P3/Univ. Paris Sud 11))

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